Misha Petrov is a Russian photographer and visual storyteller, particularly interested in topics related to the individual and society as a whole.
Presented project, titled Rocket Man, is a contemplation on healing life’s broken dreams. It is an attempt to visualize one’s visions, which often stay unfulfilled. Presented photo series serves as a great symbol of such a life event, we all experience, even we are all completely different and unique. Rocket Man tells a story about 29 years old man, Alexey, who lives in the industrial part of Tolyatti, a city that is a major player in the Russian car industry.
"Alexey is a self-educated inventor whose childhood dream was to become a pilot — but due to poor eyesight, he did not pass the test for flight school. He is now trying to mold his childhood dreams to the real conditions of his unpleasant living situation. His dreams about the sky are incarnated in some strange inventions. One of them is a land rocket,” described the situation Misha, the photographer.
Interested in relationship that exists between man and the environment, along with his personal psychological backround, Misha decided to capture Alexey’s fight for his fantasy, creating his own extraordinary world.